Transfer embargo threatens to derail FC Nantes promotion bid

It all was going so well… Late last Saturday at the MMArena in Le Mans, and the FC Nantes players are doing laps of the pitch, warming down. The stadium is deserted, apart from 651 FC Nantes supporters. The whole thing seems like a curtain call, as each player passes the away fans they are treated to bespoke chants or songs […]

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FC Nantes: Resurrecting The Grateful Dead

Englishman Simon Scutt, a self-confessed “Football Tragic” is based in beautiful Nantes, so who better to bring us the latest from one French football’s fallen giants. When I mention FC Nantes to friends the reactions usually vary from pure indifference to something along the lines of “oh they used to be good, right?” This is somewhere near true,  FC Nantes […]

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Famous names make strong start in quest to return to Ligue 1

Last season saw the famous name of Stade de Reims secure a return to Ligue 1 for the first time in 33 years as they secured promotion from Ligue 2. Bastia and Troyes – who had also endured long spells away from France’s top division – joined them in booking their place in the top flight. This year’s Ligue 2 […]

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Ligue 2 fans look forward to the new season

The 2012/13 Ligue 2 season kicks off tonight with seven matches are being played at 20:30 CET. RC Lens play Le Mans on Saturday and favourites AS Monaco kick off their season on Monday evening against Tours FC. After the excellent season preview by @tiertwofooty we asked a couple of Ligue 2 fans how they saw their team’s chances this […]

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Preview: AS Monaco heavy favourites to lift Ligue 2 crown

With the start of the Ligue 2 season upon us we needed a quality preview for the upcoming season. Only one name came to mind “Below The Top League” These guys are the go to guys when it comes to Europe’s second division. Let them get you all excited for the new season in France’s second tier. The opening weekend […]

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